News around Richardson in January

News around Richardson in January

Save the date: State of the City is Jan. 30
Join Mayor Paul Voelker and the Richardson City Council at the annual State of the City Address at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Eisemann Center. The event and parking are free and open to the public, but space is limited, so be sure to arrive early.

The address will focus on the past year’s highlights, including the approval of the Cotton Belt Rail Project and community partnerships, plus a look at future challenges.

The State of the City Address will be shown live online (click here for link) and on Spectrum channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Replays of the address will be shown on AT&T U-verse and Spectrum following the event, as well as on-demand on the City’s website.

Reception to follow in the Leftwich Grand Foyer.

Free parking provided in the public parking garage. Seating is limited, plan to arrive early.
D-FW office leasing surged in the fourth quarter
The Dallas Morning News

Dallas-Fort Worth office activity jumped in the fourth quarter with almost 1 million square feet of net leasing.
That put the total for the year at about 2 million square feet — down from almost 2.7 million square feet of net leasing in 2017, according to the latest numbers from commercial property firm CBRE.

Most of the fourth-quarter net suburban office leasing was in the Richardson-Plano area, in Dallas' Uptown district and in Far North Dallas, according to CBRE.

Read the full article here.
City staff presents plan to implement zoning flexibility for innovation district east of US 75 in Richardson
Community Impact

A timeline for zoning changes and other land entitlement steps needed to deliver a 1,200-acre innovation district east of US 75 were presented to Richardson City Council at a Jan. 7 meeting.

The goal of the Collins-Arapaho Innovation District—roughly contained by Campbell Road, Plano Road and Apollo Drive—is to become a premier tech hub in North Texas, where businesses across industries and in different parts of their growth process can thrive, according to Scott Page, principal at consulting firm Interface Studio. Consultants began studying the area in March 2018.

Read the full article here.